Board of Directors
Joel S. Marcus, CPA, JD
Executive Chairman and Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Joel S. Marcus has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2018. Mr. Marcus co-founded Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, in 1994 as a garage startup with $19 million in Series A capital and led its growth into an S&P 500® company with a total market capitalization of approximately $26 billion as of December 31, 2019. He currently serves as Executive Chairman after previously serving as its Chairman since May 2007, Chief Executive Officer since March 1997, and a director since its founding. Mr. Marcus also founded and leads the company’s strategic venture arm, Alexandria Venture Investments. Prior to co-founding Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Mr. Marcus had an extensive legal career specializing in corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions with special expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. Mr. Marcus also currently serves on the boards of directors of Applied Therapeutics, Inc., Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc., and MeiraGTx Holdings plc, publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, and previously served on the board of directors of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded immunotherapy company. He also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Marcus received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.